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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 3, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

as much as i hate the spill and wish more safety controls had been in place, I wouldnt be typing on this "consumer" device, nor listening to the GD on my iPod at the moment without fossil fuels.

and last time I checked, I do believe the ships Greenpeace uses are run on fossil fuels (unless they have started rowing them recently to conserve mother earth)

I am a HUGE conservationist!! but I also have to sprinkle my philosophy with a dose of reality here and there.


(Oceanic Wind Turbines Rule!! fuck the scenic ocean views of the Kennedy's and their ilk!!)

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Poster: headgdhead Date: May 3, 2010 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

Amen Dire! The NIMBY mindset has paralyzed our energy policy since the 1970's. Bottom line is unless you're completely disconnected from the grid, do not drive or use public transportation, go shoeless and wear animal skins, you're just as complicit as BP, Obama or W. We've become a nation of whiners and it's really not becoming.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 3, 2010 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

I don't feel guilty for using fossil feuls but I don't think it's unreasonable to ask oil companies and the States ( like mine ) that welcome oil with open arms to have contingency plans in place. To have this go on for this long is ridiculous. Some years back some idiot shot at the pipeline up here and it took them at LEAST two days to shut it down while oil flooded the tundra. Come on, to not have a plan in place is beyond irresponible when you're dealing with this

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2010 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

Yep, J--this notion that "self regulation" is all we need is laughable (as I understand, BP was totally on top of it, didn't need the CGuard initially, etc., etc.)...hmmm, how many times have we heard that before?

And, I do enjoy my bunny slippers, but recall, Dire, that I killed them with a rubber stick, then ran over them with my Hummer, so oil consumption was a factor (had to flatten them to fit my size 15's).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 3, 2010 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

"..go shoeless and wear animal skins,"

i do believe our esteemed Prime Minister, Mr Tell, does exactly that! (either that, or it was a jackalope i saw in the Arizonan desert - not sure which)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 4, 2010 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

From Louisiana to Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, countless thousands of shrimpers, oystermen, crabbers, and fishermen stand to lose everything over this gushing Oil Leak. It is not "a spill." And what does this mean to our food chain? This oil is being dispersed throughout the water-column.

White sandy beaches and nursery-type ecosystems could be wiped out for decades. Tourism and its income, and all those jobs that go with it, could be devasted. What will be left of all these towns if large amounts of oil come ashore, and come inland? It's possible - I hope not - that this oil leak can migrate up the East coast?

There are numerous GD fisherman that regularly post on this Forum. I think these issues are very important to all of us.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 4, 2010 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

Monte - I think you misinterpreted my post.

I also think this disaster is reprehensible. I also believe it is the fault of our spineless government for not forcing BP, MobileExxon, (and others) to ensure proper safeguards are in place (as they are in Northern Europe.) Trust me - I am sickened every time I turn on the news and hear more about this completely avoidable disaster.


However, to think that we can do without fossil fuels at this time in our history is naive at best. People complain about the environmental impact of oil and coal, never mind their poor history in the loss of human lives in obtaining it (ie. two very recent horrific mine disasters.) But no one wants nuclear either even though the safeguards in place at nuclear facilities are far more stringent.

Unfortunately, unless the world agrees to move backward from a technological standpoint, we are a bit stuck. Neither solar nor wind can handle "our" consumption requirements on a continental nor worldly level. This is unfortunate, but true. Hopefully in a few decades our energy requirements can be fulfilled in methods more safe to both us and the earth. Until then all we can do is do our part to conserve on an individual level, lobby for stricter safeguards in the aforementioned industries, and await technological advances in cold fusion (or other like potential discoveries.)

Anyways - I certainly do not have all the answers. Unfortunately, our government could have protected against this disaster and failed miserably (once again bending over and opening wide for the all important dollar and vote.)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 5, 2010 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

I needed a place to say my thing yesterday. Your post was the easiest one for me to put my reply. Sorry, Dire. I sort of used you for my convenience, to use "the mic." Thanks for taking a stand and chiming in. This whole thing sickens me as much as anyone.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 5, 2010 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it's not too late to help - Jer, Bob & Mickey did

no apology necessary Monte - this world's reprehensible abuse of energy and misuse of methods to obtain such sicken me as well.

i do always enjoy your knowledgeable posts (even if I disagree occasionally, but not often)

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